Search:

Type: Posts; User: avictoria

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds; generated 42 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,862

    Late in replying but- One sided stabbing...

    Late in replying but-

    One sided stabbing headaches are often trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. Usually misdiagnosed as sinus or dental problems-usually takes about 2-3 years for them to be...
  2. Don't start the Butrans patches or change your...

    Don't start the Butrans patches or change your meds in any way w/out talking to your doctor. Please.
  3. Thread: Suicide

    by avictoria
    Replies
    92
    Views
    19,512

    Suicide attempts are almost always precipitate...

    Suicide attempts are almost always precipitate actions that occur when a person undergoes intolerable stress and anguish. Suicide intervention is so very successful because if the person obtains help...
  4. If you try a very slow taper, like 10% per week,...

    If you try a very slow taper, like 10% per week, you might have better success discontinuing the Lyrica. A google search for 'tapering off Lyrica' should give some insight as to how others have...
  5. Maybe she feels pressured. Her life has changed...

    Maybe she feels pressured. Her life has changed with a husband and kids and health issues and you want your old best friends forever hanging out all the time deal back. Let her call you when she...
  6. Maybe ask for a consult with a pulmonologist...

    Maybe ask for a consult with a pulmonologist (lung specialist) and a respiratory therapist?


    If memory serves, doctors that treat kids with cystic fibrosis deal with a lot of lung pseudomonas...
  7. Replies
    11
    Views
    3,875

    I've found that 2.5-5 mg valium as needed works...

    I've found that 2.5-5 mg valium as needed works very well for tightness and nerve pain.
    Especially pain that occurs due to weather changes or when coming down with a cold or the flu. My doc has...
  8. Replies
    151
    Views
    24,967

    I once had to confront a blonde girl giving her...

    I once had to confront a blonde girl giving her b/f oral sex in the HC stall at a rather nice restaurant/nightclub. She/they weren't in the least ashamed.

    Reasonable access is a civil rights...
  9. Replies
    13
    Views
    5,323

    Ask the doc to test for red meat/alpha gal...

    Ask the doc to test for red meat/alpha gal allergy. It's a common, sometimes very severe immune reaction to eating beef, pork or other red meat. It has only been recently discovered. This first link...
  10. Replies
    54
    Views
    11,659

    CYP450 Gene Testing/ Pain and Many Other Medications

    Here's a pretty good article on the test to determine how well one metabolizes a variety of medications. http://education.questdiagnostics.com/insights/36

    Whether or not this is standard practice...
  11. Replies
    54
    Views
    11,659

    Some people have the genetics for different liver...

    Some people have the genetics for different liver metabolism of many drugs-you might ask your PM doc to look into that. There truly are non-opioid tolerant people that require large doses of opiates...
  12. Replies
    54
    Views
    11,659

    If you're clear to take the klonopin, give...

    If you're clear to take the klonopin, give yourself a few days at the same dose of fent and try taking the klonopin a day after a new patch and see if you feel better on those days-keep a pain log...
  13. Replies
    54
    Views
    11,659

    Diazepam in SCI is typically rx'd for spasticity...

    Diazepam in SCI is typically rx'd for spasticity and pain/spasticity. You could discuss with your doc trying diazepam for spasms/pain rather than klonopin, or perhaps for sleep.
    Better yet check...
  14. Replies
    54
    Views
    11,659

    Valium (diazepam) is a longer acting...

    Valium (diazepam) is a longer acting benzodiazapine. I think several here have found decent pain management using a combination of opiates and diazepam.

    But opiates and benzos can be deadly in...
  15. Replies
    35
    Views
    4,319

    If you can cook, you can do the physical aspects...

    If you can cook, you can do the physical aspects of lab work. You'll need lab space that can be worked in from a chair, which is no biggie because no one stands all day at a microscope or bench or...
  16. When you use opiates for pain management you need...

    When you use opiates for pain management you need to take them at regular times throughout the day or else you go thru 'mini-withdrawals'. Strong spasms, sweating and increased pain, depression and...
  17. Replies
    8
    Views
    8,489

    My heart rate would be increased too if the FL...

    My heart rate would be increased too if the FL attorney general office was building a case against me.
  18. Replies
    52
    Views
    6,733

    I think some states actually have statutes on the...

    I think some states actually have statutes on the books requiring 'self-serve' gas stations to offer full-service to someone with a HD placard. It requires a bit of diplomacy to get an attendant to...
  19. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,046

    I had very similar surgery. I think you should...

    I had very similar surgery. I think you should very frankly talk to the surgeon about home health care or nursing care while that shoulder heals because if you damage it now it will likely be...
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,266

    Norovirus (stomach flu) has been epidemic this...

    Norovirus (stomach flu) has been epidemic this year. They say you'll be sick for only a day or so but in reality most people feel like hell for a few weeks after.
  21. Replies
    62
    Views
    11,912

    Can you go to the ER and request that you're...

    Can you go to the ER and request that you're treated for the AD episodes and intolerable pain episodes? You shouldn't have to be in agony, they're supposed to treat acute pain and AD and I'd think...
  22. Replies
    62
    Views
    11,912

    Cipro is ciprofloxacin and levaquin is...

    Cipro is ciprofloxacin and levaquin is levofloxacin. Different antibiotics in the same class of drugs. I hope this latest problem clears up quickly. It's awful when disasters keep piling up and a...
  23. What's kinda puzzling is why this oncology group...

    What's kinda puzzling is why this oncology group even contacted you in the first place. Compared to a LOT of things, the single-copy factor V mutation isn't that bad. You'll have to take...
  24. I'd take a look at the website for this cancer...

    I'd take a look at the website for this cancer center, pick out the most senior MD and whoever is in charge of their business office and write a stinging letter of complaint regarding how they...
  25. They really should require that all medical...

    They really should require that all medical residents read the stickies in here during their rehab/phy med rotation AND read this forum on a regular basis as part of the training to be a rehab/phys...
Results 1 to 25 of 335
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4